Sports  February 08, 2016
Allegri urged to fill Mourinho's Chelsea shoes
JuventusMassimiliano Allegri has been urged to "walk to Chelsea" and take up the "fantastic offer" that has been tabled for the Juventus coach by the Premier league giants.Both Allegri and his predecessor at Juventus, Italy coach Antonio Conte, have been linked with the Chelsea manager's job currently being filled on a caretaker basis by Dutchman Guus Hidd...  Full Story
Two top Cuban baseball stars desert in Caribbean
CubaTwo brothers who were stars of Cuba's national baseball team deserted Monday after being poached by international sporting agents while at a tournament in the Dominican Republic, state media said.It was one of the most high profile of countless desertions by athletes from the communist-ruled island.Yuliesky Gurriel, 31, and his brother Lourdes, 22,...  Full Story
Ronaldo committed to seeing out Real contract
Real MadridPortugal star Cristiano Ronaldo is staying at Real Madrid for at least another two years, the forward said on Monday.The 31-year-old three-time Ballon d'Or winner was picking up an award as top scorer in Spain for last season from Spanish daily Marca when he made the comments.In a light-hearted interview he dampened incessant transfer rumours linki...  Full Story
Slumping Knicks sack head coach Fisher
Slumping New York Knicks sack Derek Fisher, promoting Kurt Rambis to the job of interim head coachThe slumping New York Knicks sacked Derek Fisher on Monday, promoting Kurt Rambis to the job of interim head coach in a bid to reverse their sagging NBA fortunes.The move, announced by Knicks president Phil Jackson in a statement posted on the team's website, comes a day after the Knicks fell 101-96 to the Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden --...  Full Story
Cilic makes winning start in Rotterdam
CroatiaCroatians Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig both made winning starts to the Rotterdam World Tennis tournament on Monday.Second-seed Cilic, a 2014 finalist at the Ahoy stadium, left Denis Istomin without a win at the event for a third straight year, posting a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 victory.The 2014 US Open winner hopes to take his progress one step further after h...  Full Story
Britain's Mark Cavendish wins first stage of Tour of Qatar
British rider Mark Cavendish Britain's Mark Cavendish won the first stage of the Tour of Qatar on Monday ahead of Italian pair Sacha Modolo and Andrea Guardini. The former world road race champion covered the 175 kilometres from Dukhan to the Al Khor corniche in 3hrs 28.31secs, eight seconds in front of Modolo and 11 seconds ahead of Guardini.It was a first stage win of the se...  Full Story
Robben welcomes Ribery's return to Bayern training
Bayern Munich winger Franck RiberyArjen Robben says Bayern Munich need Franck Ribery back to full fitness after the French winger returned to training on Monday following a two-month break for his latest injury.The 32-year-old Ribery endured a miserable 2015 and tore a thigh muscle in mid-December in just his second game back after nine months out with an ankle injury.Ribery's retu...  Full Story
Russia minister denies cycling problems despite doping cases
Eduard Vorganov (left) tumbles while riding for Team Katusha in La Fleche Wallonne in Belgium on April 23, 2014Russia's sports minister on Monday denied there were "problems of any kind" in Russian cycling despite several doping cases in recent days. "I fully trust the athletes and trainers," sports minister Vitaly Mutko told state news agency TASS, referring to the national cycling team. "I don't see problems of any kind here."Russia's anti-doping agency R...  Full Story
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